The Blue Handed brand is started by John AbbateJohn worked 25 years for big brands designing up-cycled furniture under ‘R-incarnation’. After that he moved to Shanghai starting his own retail consulting agency, John Abbate Studio, and was a visual merchandising professor at Mod’ArtJohn is currently creative director at Design Overlay, a retail design agency based in Shanghai.  He created the concept of Blue Handed in 2015 by stumbling upon a vintage piece of fabric found in a demotion site of an old part of Shanghai.

The Blue Handed Pin Bu Scarves are new hand dyed indigo, antique “lan yin hua bu’ indigo fabrics, with or without patches and vintage yarn dye fabrics.  Each scarf is unique, hand stitched with the character of a handmade loom. Check them out here below.


Founder Blue Handed John Abbate






Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.